Tuesday 11 July 2017

Atletico Madrid overtake Barcelona, Bayern Munich in UEFA ranking, Man City top English teams [Full list]

Real Madrid remain number one club in Europe in the latest list of top teams published by ahead of 2017-2018 season.

Surprisingly, Atletico Madrid overtook Barcelona and Bayern Munich to move into second place in the UEFA rankings for club competitions.

Atletico finished with a coefficient of 133.799, putting them ahead of third-placed Barcelona (128.7990), fourth-placed Bayern (122.656) and fifth-placed Juventus (119.049).

Real Madrid, who won the 2014 and 2016 Champions League finals, as well as retained the trophy by defeating Juventus 4-1 in the 2017 decider, top the table with a coefficient of 151.799.

Atletico released a statement saying “Atletico Madrid has climbed to second place of the ranking of European clubs that UEFA elaborates.

“Our team’s coefficient is of 133,799 points, which has allowed us to surpass FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the ranking. Our scores of the last five seasons are: in the campaign 2013/14 we accumulated 37,600, 26,042 in 2014/15, 32,785 in 2015/16 and 33,028 in 2016/17.

“With 29 points and just four back of Barcelona, Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid are still very much in the thick of the La Liga title race.

“In addition, our team starts next season with 4,342 points since it has qualified for the group stage of the Champions League.

“We need to remember that in the last four seasons, our team has reached two Champions League finals, a semi-final and a few quarter-finals.

“In addition, for the first time in our history, Simeone’s squad will play for the fifth consecutive season in the continental showpiece.”

In England, Manchester City ranked the highest in the latest UEFA standings, sitting ninth [94.363], ahead of Arsenal (11th – 84.363), Chelsea (13th – 80.363), Manchester United (16th – 78.363), Tottenham (22nd – 62.363) and Liverpool (35th – 44.363). When Simeone took over Atletico English clubs were much higher — United were then second, Chelsea third, Arsenal sixth and Liverpool 11th.

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